After the PC port of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection set the record for the lowest player count of any Sony game at launch, Sackboy: A Big Adventure has come along and beat it by an alarming margin. Across its first weekend on sale, the highest number of players it had at any one time was just 610. Compare this to the 10,851 peak the Nathan Drake remasters recorded and it's immediately clear how unpopular Sackboy has proven on PC.
Of course, player counts do not necessarily translate into hard sales, but SteamDB has Sackboy: A Big Adventure tagged as the 121st best-selling game on the platform. Significantly older ports like Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone all have thousands more active users recorded over the past 24 hours and appear higher in Steam's best-selling charts.
As of 31st October 2022, Sony's PC ports have recorded the following highest concurrent number of players:
- God of War — 73,529 (10 months ago)
- Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered — 66,436 (three months ago)
- Horizon Zero Dawn — 56,557 (two years ago)
- Days Gone — 27,450 (two years ago)
- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection — 10,851 (eight days ago)
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure — 610 (15 hours ago)
Unless games are handed big price cuts — or experience a sudden surge in popularity like Cyberpunk 2077 — then these record concurrent player counts generally don't get beat outside of the opening week. As such, it's a sorry sight for Sackboy: A Big Adventure. The lack of marketing for Sony's most recent PC ports has been suggested as one reason for the general disinterest, with both Uncharted and Sackboy rumoured for a long time but never officially announced.
A PC port or Returnal is also all but confirmed, with a video of its settings menus uploaded to the internet. It should at least prove more popular than Sackboy whenever it eventually arrives, but it appears Sony's PC ports aren't setting the Steam charts alight anymore. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.